Lubeck, Germany, has been an important port and city of trade since the 1100s (the city lies only a short distance from the Baltic Sea and is connected to it by the Trave River).
The circular medieval town center was partially destroyed during World War II, but reconstruction has been fairly extensive—enough to make it a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Be sure to visit the old reconstructed cathedral. It's as much an interpretation as it is a reconstruction, and elements of its destruction wer... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.